Thursday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower north of Weipa, becoming less likely in the late afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds E 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 32.
Friday Mostly sunny. Winds E 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming E 25 to 35 km/h in the morning.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Winds E 20 to 30 km/h.
Sunday Mostly sunny. Winds E 20 to 30 km/h.
Peninsula Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||23||29||30%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 28||67||SE 36||56|
||19||27||5%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 29||71||ESE 29||57|
||18||24||5%||-||Nil||E 20||71||E 24||51|
||14||31||5%||< 1mm||Nil||E 17||60||E 21||34|
||18||31||5%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 17||67||ESE 22||34|
The former owner of the Grantham quarry that allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 flood has said the western embankment beside the quarry was a natural landmark and not manmade.
Strengthening El Nino to reduce rainfall in northern and south-east Australia but wetter conditions for Western Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the El Nino pattern is strengthening in the Pacific and is likely to persist into next year.
The impact of the drought is expected to be the main theme as Queensland's bush councils hold a major conference today.